News: conferences, events and seminars


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2018

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2019

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2020

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Latest  . . .

Socio-legal Journals Global South Initiative: Writing workshops: Accra, Ghana; Bangalore, India; Nairobi, Kenya; and Recife, Brazil; – call for papers

Our Arts in the North, Newcastle

Security, Borders and International Development: Intersections, convergence and challenges, Warwick: call for papers

The Times and Temporality of International Human Rights Law, Belfast

LSAANZ Annual Conference, Wollongong, Australia: call for papers

Socio-legal Studies/Sociologie du Droit: Methods, traditions, theories in France and the UK, Paris: call for contributions and registration

Socio-Legal Masterclass, Oxford: registration now open


2018


June

Symposium on Law, Compassion, Dignity, and Vulnerability

Date: 21 June 2018

Venue: Institute of Advance Legal Studies, London

Please see website for details.

The Universal Declaration of Human Rights at Seventy; A review of successes and challenges

Dates: 21–22 June 2018

Venue: Department of Law, Maynooth University, Ireland

Please see draft programme for details and website for registration.

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Towards Gender Equality: Clashes in law

Date: 22 June 2018

Venue: School of Law, Politics and Sociology, University of Sussex, Brighton

Please see flyer for details. 

Nomos, Spatial Justice and Decoloniality

Date: 22 June 2018

Venue: Westminster Forum, 32–38 Wells Street, London

This is a Westminster Law & Theory Lab event. Please see website for details.

Children, Rights and Childhood: Expo and launch event 2018

Date: 22 June 2018

Venue: The Suites, Birmingham Repertory Theatre, Birmingham

Please see attachment for details. 

Legal Education and Training Review: 5 years on, Leeds

Date: 25 June 2018

Venue: Leeds Law School, Leeds Beckett University

Please see attachment for details. 

Order, Conflict Resolution and Crime: Re-thinking the role of the state in the 21st century

Date: 26 June 2018

Venue: School of Law, University of Leeds

Speaker: Professor Professor Philip Stenning, Honorary Professor, University KwaZulu-Natal, Durban, and Adjunct Professor, Griffith Criminology Institute

Hosted by the Centre of Criminal Justice Studies. Please see website for details.

Quantum Law: An interdisciplinary exploration of quantum theory, law and ethics

Date: 26 June 2018

Venue: St Mary's University, London

A one-day international multi-disciplinary symposium, organised by the Westminster Law and Theory Lab, the Centre for Law and Culture, St Mary’s University, London, and the Institute of Advanced Studies. Please see website for details.

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International Conference on Cultural and Global Criminology: Global issues, cultural perspectives 

Dates: 27–29 June 2018

Venue: University of Utrecht, The Netherlands

Please see website for details. 

Centre for Criminal Justice Studies Postgraduate Researcher Conference 2018

Date: 28 June 2018

Venue: Baines Wing, University of Leeds

Please see website for details.

Linguistic insights into the needs of International Law (LLM) students

Date: 28 June 2018

Venue: Liberty Building, University of Leeds

Please see website for details.

China and Hong Kong: Overcoming Disability Exclusion in Education

Date: 28 June 2018

Venue: School of Law, University of Leeds

Please see website for details.

2018 Transatlantic Cultural Property Crime Symposium: Combatting cultural crime – new directions and multidisciplinary collaboration

Dates: 28–29 June 2018

Venue: The Octagon at Queen Mary University of London, Mile End Road, London

Please see website for details.

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July

The Times and Temporality of International Human Rights Law

Date: 2 July 2018

Venue: School of Law, Queen's University Belfast

Keynote speaker: Professor Samuel Moyn, Yale University

Please see poster and website for further details. This event is supported by the SLSA via our Seminar Competition.

National Centre for Research Methods: Research methods festival 2018

Dates: 3–5 July 2018

Venue: University of Bath

Please see webpage for details.

Our Arts in the North

Date: 5 July 2018

Venue: Assembly Rooms, Newcastle City Centre

Please see website for details. This event is supported by the SLSA via our Seminar Competition.

Post-Legislative Scrutiny

Date: 10 July 2018

Venue: Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, London

Please see website for details. 

Law Innovation and Society

Date: 13 July 2018

Venue: Mooting Room, Newcastle Law School

Please see flyer for details.

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August

The Impact of Law on Transnational Families' Staying, Moving and Settling

Dates: 14–17 August 2018

Venue: European Association of Social Anthropologists conference, Stockholm University, Sweden

Please see website for details. 

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September

Critical Legal Conference 2018: Regeneration – call for papers

Dates: 6–8 September 2018

Venue: Open University, Milton Keynes

A graduate workshop will take place on 5 September. Please see website for details. Closing date for submission of abstracts: 31 July 2018.

  • The critical legal education stream is currently accepting proposals for papers and/or panels. See above website for details.

21st Annual Dilemmas for Human Services International Research Conference

Date: 10–11 September 2018

Venue: University of Northampton

Please see website for details. Cl

RCSL and ISA Joint Meeting: Law and citizenship beyond the state

Dates: 10–13 September 2018

Venue: Lisbon, Portugal

Please see website for details. 

African Studies Association UK Conference

Dates: 11–13 September 2018

Venue: University of Birmingham

Papers are invited for the African Feminist Judgments stream and the Customary Law and Legal Pluralism stream. Please see flyer and website for further details. 

SOGI (Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity) Politics in Latin America: Theoretical, conceptual and strategic lessons from the Global South – call for papers

Date: 14 September 2018

Venue: University of Bath

Please see flyer for details. Call closes: 30 June 2018.

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The Futures of Legal Education and Practice

Dates: 18–20 September 2018

Venue: Open University, Milton Keynes Campus

Keynote speakers: Professor Anthony Bradney, Professor Richard Collier and, founder of the integrative law movement, J Kim Wright

This is the OU's annual conference on the legal profession and legal education, organised in conjunction with the Legal Education Research Network. Please see flyer for details. 

Affirmative Action and the Sustainable Development Goal of Gender Equality

Dates: 22–23 September 2018

Venue: Tamil Nadu Law School,Tiruchirappalli, India 

This event is organised in collaboration with Oxford Human Rights Hub, Oxford University. Please see website for details. 

The Development of Abortion Rights in a Changing Europe

Date: 28 September 2018

Venue: Faculty of Law, University of Cambridge

Please see flyer for details.

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October

IV CINETS Conference 2018: Mobility and security in an era of globalization – crimmigration at a crossroads?: call for papers

Dates: 5–6 October 2018

Venue: Queen Mary, University of London

Please see attachment for details. Closing date: 30 June 2018.

Socio-legal Journals Global South Initiative: Writing workshop – call for papers

Dates: 11–12 October 2018

Venue: Ghana Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, Accra, Ghana

Please see website for details. Call closes: 30 June 2018.

The Future of the Commercial Contract in Scholarship and Law Reform: Third annual conference

Date: 12 October 2018

Venue: Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, London

Academic Convenors: Dr Maren Heidemann, Catherine Pédamon and Dr Joseph Lee

Organised by the IALS Centre for Corporate and Commercial Law, University of Westminster and University of Exeter. Please see website for details.

Infrastructures of Injustice: Cambridge-Singapore-Princeton Network workshop series

Dates: 26–27 October 2018

Venue: St Edmund's College, Cambridge

Please see attachment for details. 

Socio-legal Journals Global South Initiative: Writing workshop – call for papers

Dates: 29–30 October 2018

Venue: School of Policy and Governance, Azim Premji University, Bangalore, India

Please see website for details. Call closes: 15 July 2018.

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November

ESRC Festival of Social Science, nationwide

Dates: 3–10 November 2018

Venues: nationwide

Please see website for details. 

EU Health Law and Policy: Shaping a future research agenda: call for papers

Dates: 29–30 November 2018

Venue: University of Edinburgh

Please see flyer for details. Call closes: 6 July 2018.


December

Socio-legal Journals Global South Initiative: Writing workshop – call for papers

Dates: 5–6 December 2018

Venue: British Institute in Eastern Africa, Nairobi, Kenya

Please see website for details. Call closes: 30 June 2018.

Transmitting Justice: Transparency, visuality and mediatization

Date: 10 December 2018

Venue: 83 Pall Mall, London

This event is sponsored by the SLSA (under our Seminar Competition) and the Department of Social and Policy Sciences, University of Bath. Please see website for details.

LSAANZ Annual Conference: call for papers

Dates: 12–15 December 2018

Venue: Legal Intersections Research Centre, University of Wollongong, Australia

Theme: Inclusion, exclusion and democracy

The SLSA and Canadian Law and Society Association are co-sponsors of this event. Please see website for details. The call for papers is now open. See flyer for details. Closing date: 6 July 2018.

Socio-legal Journals Global South Initiative: Writing workshop – call for papers

Dates: 13–14 December 2018

Venue: Universidade Federal de Pernambuco, Recife, Brazil

Please see website for details. Call closes: 30 June 2018.

Relationship breakdown: Informal and legal solutions

Date: 14 December 2018 (tbc)

Venue: De Montfort University, Leicester

Please see website for details.

This event is organised by the International Network of Scholars Researching Unregistered Marriages.

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2019

April

Security, Borders and International Development: Intersections, convergence and challenges: call for papers

Dates: 25–26 April 2019 

Venue: University of Warwick

This event is supported by the SLSA Seminar Competition. Please see attachment for details. Call closes: 30 September 2018.


May

20th International Roundtable for the Semiotics of Law: call for papers

Dates: 23–25 May 2019

Venue: Instituto Jurídico da Faculdade de Direito da Universidade de Coimbra (UCILeR - University of Coimbra Institute for Legal Research), Coimbra, Portugal

Theme: The limits of law

Please see flyer for details. Closing date: 15 January 2019.


2020


June

Genocide and Law: Communicating through visual arts and language: call for papers

Dates: 26–28 June 2020

Venue: Poznan, Poland

This is the 21st International Roundtable for the Semiotics of Law and the 15th Conference on Legal Translation and Interpreting and Comparative Legilinguistics. Please see flyer for details. Closing date for abstracts: 28 February 2020.

 

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